CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2004 Honda Accord suffers from widespread transmission failure & problems with the stereo backlight failing. We recommend avoiding this model year like the plague.

The transmission begins slipping & eventually has to be replaced, typically soon after 90,000 miles & with a repair cost of over $2,000. Transmission failure has been a huge problem for the Accord & several other Honda models all through the early 2000s model years. Honda extended the transmission warranty to 93 months/109k miles for the 2000-2001 Accord as a class action lawsuit settlement, but owners of other Accord model years with transmission problems are out of luck.

The stereo backlight problem has been an issue ever since these Accords were only a few years old. Honda eventually issued a recall which covered the repair for 7 years/100k miles, which was nice while it lasted but now that period is over. Honda initially replaced the entire radio ($800) but eventually began replacing just the PCB which at ~$300 is much cheaper. That sounds like a deal, but keep in mind we're talking about a backlight bulb that costs $2 to fix in most other cars.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$366.00
Average Mileage:
101,774 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace steering pump (1 reports)
  3. resumes after switching off engine for some time (1 reports)
2004 Honda Accord steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 112017

Accord LX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 171,100 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I know my car is old but this is unacceptable: Two days back I left my home for work and took a right turn but all of sudden, steering wheel got locked and my car hit the signal and came to halt. Thank God, I didn't have my pregnant wife sitting in this car otherwise it could have been much worse. Not to mention, a couple of months back I had my steering fluid replaced and kept on checking every weekend.

Honda, please fix the damn steering wheels and perhaps show warning signs or don't let driver turn on ignition if you figured out steering wheel needs repairment. Wheel jamming while driving, seriously...

- , Redwood City, CA, US

problem #2

Nov 172014

Accord 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,561 miles

We thought the line was leaking, pump started sounding bad and fluid was coming out. found out the pump was building up pressure and blowing fluid out of reservoir.

- , Moore, SC, USA

problem #1

Mar 152012

Accord Saloon LMV

  • Manual transmission
  • 36,661 miles

SERIOUSLY LOOKING FOR A RELIABLE SOLUTION - lOOKING FORWARD FOR A QUICK RESPONSE

- , Dwarka, New Delhi, India

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